Todd Haynes has been quietly churning out brilliant films for years now, and his latest work, Wonderstruck, has been making the rounds at film festivals this year.
While it hasn’t set the world on fire the way his Dylan docudrama I’m Not There did, or the way Carol did a couple of years ago, Wonderstruck still looks like a heartwarming fantasy adventure movie about two kids in different eras.
Check out the trailer:
Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
Wonderstruck stars Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Jaden Michael, Oakes Fegley, and it will open October 20th. Are you excited or nah?